Updates on key developments in genomics

Personalised medicine in the NHS: what will it mean?

Moving away from trial and error treatments to patient care tailored to your unique genetic makeup  

Nutrigenomics: 5 facts about your genes, diet and health

As nutrigenomics edges nearer to the mainstream, are we any closer to preventing disease through dietary changes?

Various types of variant: what is genomic variation?

The diversity of differences in our genomes and their complex relationship with health and disease

Gene editing meets gene therapy

Despite continued ethical debate, latest advances in gene editing technologies are poised to transform patient treatment

A shot of young blood: from the divine to epigenomics

Exploring the evolution of the blood transfusion, from 17th century experiments to cell rejuvenating potential of new treatments

Examining liquid biopsy in cancer management

Less-invasive method touted as potentially revolutionary for cancer care – could this mean the end for tissue biopsies?

Congenital heart disease study reveals inheritance factor

Examining the genetic roots of cardiac conditions and how further research could bring benefits to patients

Genomics and intellectual disability

Looking into the future of genetic testing for developmental disorders and the promise of genomic insight yet to come 

Genomics and the future of healthcare

Genomics is changing the future of healthcare and medicine - what does this mean for health professionals and their practice?

Harnessing the benefits of genomic data

Data sharing review puts focus on challenges surrounding use of patient information for healthcare research

The genetics of obesity

Latest genomic research explores genetic risk of excessive weight gain - are the causes of obesity environmental or is the answer in our DNA?

A genomic tool for better antenatal care

New report from maternity care trial puts focus on potential implementation of prenatal testing into the NHS

4.50 from Paddington to Genomics

A look at the journey from arsenic and ancient alchemy to modern-day pharmacogenomics

Genomics in the battle against Zika virus

How genomics is proving to be a vital resource in the ongoing fight against this globally infectious disease

Spot the difference: genomic sub-types of leukaemia

Recent genetic analysis exposes differences in blood cancer, offering hope for patients and the future of personalised medicine 

Getting a genetic handle on multiple sclerosis

The genetics behind MS are poorly understood, but a new discovery by Canadian researchers could shed light on the disease

The omics revolution

Genomics is changing medicine, providing insight into diagnosis of cancer and rare disease - but what could other 'omics' sciences reveal?

Prospects for an artificial human genome project

Could synthetic biology provide the next chapter in our ‘understanding of the blueprint of life’? 

Manipulation of the microbiome

Exploring the gut microbiome and how research into this ‘useful snapshot of the microbiota’ could change our lives

A new genomic map of breast cancer

Latest discovery in breast cancer marks a further step towards clearer genetic understanding of the disease

Genomes, microbiomes and mitochondria

Making sense of the fantastical and complex world of cells, their impact on health and potential discoveries from further research